New NSPE Partnership to Provide Graduate Degree and Training Programs

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff November 15, 2005

Recognizing the need for professional engineers to continually enhance their professional competency, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has partnered with Stevens Institute of Technology’s WebCampus to provide its members with discounts on leading-edge graduate degree programs and training opportunities.

Recognized as the “best online university” by the Sloan Foundation, WebCampus currently offers over 160 courses allowing individuals to earn an MBA, 12 master’s degrees and 31 graduate certificate programs. With NSPE already offering a wide range of continuing education opportunities to those needing to fulfill licensure requirements—on-demand seminars, web seminars and live programs at NSPE national meetings—the accessibility to WebCampus will provide yet another education vehicle for members.

“Our partnership with Stevens will help address the needs of our members who want to earn additional degrees or certificates in specialty areas,” said NSPE Director of Education, Mary Maul. “For busy engineers with little spare time, Stevens WebCampus is the perfect alternative for NSPE members who don’t have the time to sit in a classroom.”

Available programs from WebCampus include Project Management graduate degree programs, accredited through a joint collaboration of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC). Construction management graduate programs are slated to begin in the fall of 2005. To encourage its members to explore Stevens Institute’s graduate programs, NSPE is offering a 10% rebate off the regular graduate tuition rate, which could equal thousands of dollars over the course of completing a Master’s degree program. “Stevens WebCampus is excited to welcome NSPE as our ninth Partnering Society,” said Stephanie Robinson of the Stevens Institute of Technology. “Providing industry specific graduate education, Stevens WebCampus looks forward to offering NSPE members online courses that are compatible with work, family, and professional demands.”

Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has enrollments of approximately 1,800 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students.

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